Join us on the trail of architect Paul Revere Williams, providing in-depth highlights about Williams’ incredible life and workLearn more.
Los Angeles-born Paul Revere Williams was one of the country’s greatest architects. His career spanned almost 60 years, and his versatile buildings can be found across Los Angeles County. He was also a remarkable trailblazer. As a Black man in the field of architecture, he persevered in the face of racism to achieve remarkable success.
To better understand the breadth of Williams’ work and accomplishments, the Los Angeles Conservancy and Southern California Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects are pleased to take you on a county-wide expedition celebrating the life, work, and legacy of L.A.'s legendary architect Paul Revere Williams.
This self-guided driving tour gives you the freedom to visit sites associated with Williams up close on your own schedule. Tour includes recordings of SoCal NOMA members discussing their favorite Paul R. Williams sites.
Learn more about the efforts to preserve the work—and legacy—of Paul R. Williams, including the incredible story behind the preservation of the iconic Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building. Joining us are Gail Kennard, Vice President of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission, and head of Robert Kennard Design Group, originally founded by her late father, Robert Kennard, FAIA, and the oldest African-American-owned architectural practice in the western United States, and Hillary Henderson, Director of Operations and Administration of the South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (located in Paul Williams' Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building).
Join us for a conversation with Williams’ granddaughter, Karen E. Hudson, and other notable experts to discuss the ways Paul Revere Williams changed Los Angeles and the field of architecture.
VIRTUAL TOURS FOR STUDENTS AND GROUPS Paul Revere Was Here: A Virtual Student Field Trip Bring Paul Revere Was Here to your classroom with a virtual field trip adapted specially for students grades 3-12. Virtual field trip dates begin April 14, but you can book your field trip now! $50 per virtual field trip (Scholarships available!)
Paul Revere Was Here: A Virtual Group Tour Book the Paul Revere Was Here virtual tour for a private group tour. Virtual group tour dates begin April 14, but you can book your tour now! Rates start at $60 Members/$90 General Public
Thank You to Our Spring Campaign Sponsors
Toby Horn and Harold Tomin
The Los Angeles Conservancy dedicates the Paul Revere Was Here campaign to the memory of Jerome Robinson. A longtime docent, volunteer, scholar and friend, Jerome’s recent work focused on architect Robert F. Kennard, who was inspired by Paul R. Williams.
Paul Revere Was Here is presented in partnership with the Southern California Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.